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Islip names Ronald R. Meyer Jr. town's commissioner of planning and development

Islip Town Hall is pictured in an undated

Islip Town Hall is pictured in an undated image. Credit: Erin Geismar

The Islip Town Board has unanimously approved the appointment of Ronald R. Meyer Jr. as the town’s commissioner of planning and development.

Meyer, who was appointed at last week’s board meeting, has served as the acting commissioner since former Commissioner Richard Zapolski left the position in December.

He has been with the town since June 2015, after working as a housing development consultant in Colorado, Florida and North Carolina. He also spent 11 years working as the director of planning and development and assistant village administrator in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin.

The post pays an annual $101,000 salary.

“He’s done a fine job” as acting commissioner, town supervisor Angie Carpenter said during the vote to approve Meyer.

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